**** FINISHED 1/24 Spitfire Mk.Vb Floatplane Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire GB

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  1. ccheese

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    #1 ccheese, Jun 27, 2012
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    Name: Charles
    Category: Intermediate
    Kit: Guillows rubber powered balsa/tissue Spitfire Mk-1
    Scale: 1/24
    Accessories: This kit is a land based Spitfire, but I intend to scratch build floats to make it a Mk-Vb Spitfire Floatplane.

    The floatplane is finished. Here are the required pic's, plus a couple more. When my neighbor, with the backyard pool, comes back from vacation, I will get pic's of the floatplane on the water. FWIW, I am not happy about how several things came out. The stabilizer breaking off three times really screwed things up.

    edit: 1940... Check down a ways, I have pic's of the floatplane actually on the water.

    Charles
     

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    It looks great Charles - really turned out well, and is probably the only balsa and tissue Spit float plane in the world !
     
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    Great work Charles, came out really nice.
     
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    Superb job Charles!!:thumbleft: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :thumbright:
     
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    Great work Charles!
     
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    Agreed, it is amazing what you can do with balsa and tissue!
     
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    As Promised, here are some pic's taken Wednesday evening at my neighbors in ground pool. It actually floats ! And, with 150 turns on the prop will taxi about twenty feet. The first three were taken by the steps into his pool....The bottom paint is a pale green. Enjoy....

    Charles
     

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    She looks fantastic Charles! Very well done!
     
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    Beauty! Didn't realize you had a wind up prop in it.
     
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    Oh yea ! If you look at the blue thingy in the cockpit, that's the rubber motor...

    Charles
     

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    Missed that. Must have been a treat to see it zip across the water. Well done.
     
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    Great! That second from last shot looks real !
     
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    Just fantastic Charles! So glad you did this bird!
     
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    Charles you old dog that is a superb build and don't she look at home on the water. Well done buddy, you should be pleased.
     
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    Superb Charles! She looks great on the water.
     
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    Very Nice Charles :thumbright:
     
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    #18 Wurger, Jun 28, 2012
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    With all here My Friend. Smashing work. I like it very much. :cool:


    And here a little bit edited image for the gallery purpose.

    DSC_2508a.JPG
     
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    Huh, this just might be the first model built and put into action for a group build.:cool: :thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    Charles, outstanding effort Sir, well done!
     
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